I woke up one day, Obama just raised taxes on cigarettes, I said fuck that, I aint paying one more dime in tax that I dont have to,,, quit smoking and shortly after drinking, cold turkey,,, about 4 years ago. If your hatred for government is high enough and you equate payment of taxes with every cig you smoke or every chaw you chew with feeding the beast that wants to enslave you, its easy to quit... Fuck them,,, just stop.
Vodka, lots of Vodka and an ample supply of tongue depressors to bite down hard on. Looking back, the least of our problems were with boys. Girls are going to find/date boys that they want, not who you want. Get used to that. You can only hope that they do a halfway decent job of finding a good guy, or at least one that has some potential.@Threadcutter308 - any advice on raising girls appreciated.....
I have 2 girls and a boy to raise up right. Blended family, 2 are mommas and my daughter.
The youngest is gonna be the biggest stress for sure.
Girls are both darn cute with blonde hair/big blue eyes and are going to cause me to need another safe full of shotguns in a few years.
Youngest one looked at me the other night and told me I was mean because I let her older brother have a little ice cream after he finished thirds on his supper.
She refused to clean her plate, so no treat.....
How do you balance work with that? I've been able to excel in my field generally because i devote a lot of time and effort where other people throw in the towel. That caused some friction early on in our marriage and also after our first kid was born.We are best friends, lovers, husband/wife, partners and we will be with each other forever. No one comes ahead of my wife. No one.
As far as balance, I have always spent a lot of time away from home traveling for business. I have historically made enough money that she could be a "stay at home mom". It might have been imbalanced, but I married (or should I say, she married me....) a very smart woman. I married up. It has always seemed odd, but my traveling has never been a problem for either of us. Although, there was one time in 1994 or so where I was gone between Labor day and Thanksgiving, only home for weekends. She got a bit freaked at the front end, but also freaked a bit when I got home and remained home for the holidays. She actually asked me when I was "leaving again"....How do you balance work with that? I've been able to excel in my field generally because i devote a lot of time and effort where other people throw in the towel. That caused some friction early on in our marriage and also after our first kid was born.
She seems to 'get it ' that the harder i grind now the easier it'll be in another decade or so when we can do cool shit with the kids at ages where they can appreciate it more. In any case, we're really close and everyone is happy doing what they want to do.
Another point of friction is how I'm raising my oldest son. With a few exceptions, whenever that kid wants to get his hands dirty I'll pretty much drop everything to oblige.
This fucker is already climbing ladders and changing lightbulbs on his own, lmao. 'See, babe? The more we put in, the better.' Best part was this light in particular he brought to our attention.
Tomorrow we're gonna build a transformer (electrical component, not robot from space)
Absolutely, my pleasure. The only difference between me and a lot of others is that I may just have a few more miles under my belt. that's probably about it. That doesn't mean I'm any smarter than anyone else though. I was never handed an owner's manual for this thing called "life" (or "parenting", for that matter). For the most part, I've just been bumping my around dimly lit rooms and taking notes as I go.Sounds like we've got a lot in common on that front
Thanks for sharing.
How many years married? If I may ask?Absolutely, my pleasure. The only difference between me and a lot of others is that I may just have a few more miles under my belt. that's probably about it. That doesn't mean I'm any smarter than anyone else though. I was never handed an owner's manual for this thing called "life" (or "parenting", for that matter). For the most part, I've just been bumping my around dimly lit rooms and taking notes as I go.
If in doubt, always do what you think is the right thing. Don't take the "easy" road, or take a decision that benefits one party at the expense of another. I know from experience that if you are fair and un-biased, kids will take notice and embrace that and they will know they can count on you in tough situations when they may come up in the future.
It wasn't all that uncommon less than 100 years ago for 14 and 15 year olds starting out a family to be nothing out of the ordinary.when men were men they took on wives at 12.
Yep. What is now ‘statutory rape’ was common practice.It wasn't all that uncommon less than 100 years ago for 14 and 15 year olds starting out a family to be nothing out of the ordinary.
(Still actually legal in a lot of states).
By best friends first wife used to tell stories about how her Mother used to talk about her marriage when she was a kid and would say things like "Your father used to get upset with me still playing with my dolls".
People these days seem to think of humans as like "children" till they are in their 20s and "just turning their life around", but kids can grow up very fast depending on their environment and what is expected of them.
Missed meal cramps do wonders for such eating disordersNot a fan of bacon either.
My wife and I produce genetically defective kids.
You had me at ‘beef bacon’.Missed meal cramps do wonders for such eating disorders
Dude my kids are the same way....no I don't mean they won't eat bacon. (Thank God they aren't that screwed up....jk)
I rendered the trimmings from a brisket I cooked yesterday. The home daughter said,"Something smells delicious!" I told her it was beef bacon.
She tried the beef cracklins and spit a mouthful in the trashcan. "Get out of my kitchen!"
Kids nowadays have an awful lot of 1st world problems. It makes me worry for their future
Yep, straight from my childhood, none of this whining about not liking the food.Missed meal cramps do wonders for such eating disorders
Well I did grow up. I am happy to say I haven't had to eat hog sweetbreads and melts since I turned 18.Yep, straight from my childhood, none of this whining about not liking the food.
If you didn't like the food you could just not eat (and possibly be rubbing your sore rear end while pondering the whole not eating thing).
But on the plus side, if you thought you could cook it better, you were always welcome to head to the kitchen and cook the next meal for everyone yourself.
So......approximately middle of April 2020, huh ?.......Now we’re getting somewhere.
Sage wisdomNa man just be sure. Its workdd out for many of us here. But not for a lot of others.